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41st Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Today — Nov. 10, 2016 — is the 41st anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of its crew of 29 in a Lake Superior storm. Pictured above is the front page from the next day’s Duluth Herald. Here’s a video that includes marine radio traffic from the hours after the…
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40th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Today – Nov. 10, 2015 – is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in a ferocious storm on Lake Superior. Today’s peaceful sunrise in Duluth was about as far as the weather could get from the conditions four decades ago. After leaving Superior with a load of taconite, the¬†ship sank…
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When Duluth’s Lakewalk Was A Junkyard

1960s Walking the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth’s Canal Park now, along the well-used Lakewalk, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago much of that shore was used as a junkyard. The photo above (click on the image for a larger view) has no caption information, so we don’t know who…
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38th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Twin Ports with the tug Arkansas, circa early 1960s. (News-Tribune file photo) Other duties at work have kept me from posting many new items to the Attic in recent months, but I have to note that today – Nov. 10, 2013 – is the 38th anniversary of the wreck of…
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37th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

  The freighter Edmund Fitzgerald is guided by the tug Vermont under the Blatnik Bridge and through the opening in the Interstate Bridge, circa 1960. (News-Tribune file photo) Today – Nov. 10, 2012 – is the 37th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in a powerful Lake Superior storm. The crew of 29,…
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